A Very Busy Mark Alford

He may have some strong family roots deep in the heart of his home state, but Mark Alford, a sixth-generation Texan, has placed some pretty significant roots in the hearts of those here in Kansas City. As one of the most recognizable faces on the landscape of Kansas City’s morning news teams, Alford brings a heaping helping of self-effacing humor,…

The Best of Lee’s Summit

Thank you, readers! We invited you to go online and vote for the best our community has to offer in our first-ever Readers’ Choice survey and you rose to the occasion. Though there were some close calls, most of the results were quite clear. You’ve got your favorites and you let us know! We counted the votes, held a terrific…


Second-year district athletic director for the Lee’s Summit School District Rich Bechard recently received a prestigious award at the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in Orlando. The soft-spoken Bechard received the NIAAA’s Award of Merit at the National Athletic Director Conference on Dec. 15. “The Award of Merit is the most prestigious award presented by the NIAAA to an…

40 Days of Magic Benefits Those in Need in Lee’s Summit

When Geneva High started Lee's Summit Social Services back in 1992, her grandson, Matt Sanning, was just a youngster. Neither could have envisioned the power a single tree donned with Christmas lights would have on an organization many years later.

Vacations Are For Looking Back

A study was conducted among 1,500 individuals in order to determine the “happiness staying power” associated with two distinct types of vacations. One group’s vacation was defined as a Rest and Relaxation vacation, while the other group’s vacation was defined as a Discoverer, New Experience vacation.